The IEU represents non-teaching support staff in schools, colleges and other educational institutions, with the exception of those employed in early childhood services.
Support staff can include school secretaries, teachers' aides, laboratory and library assistants, canteen staff, maintenance workers and groundkeepers.
The Union has achieved regular increases for support staff comparable with those of teacher-members and has constantly sought to improve working conditions for support staff in line with improvements achieved for teachers. Occupational Health and Safety is a major priority of the union and of particular concern for support staff.
The participation of support staff within the Union is further strengthened through the School Support Staff Advisory Committee and the contribution of Support Staff Vice President Carolyn Collins as a member of the IEU Executive.
The School Support Staff Advisory Committee has seven members from a broad range of classifications and sectors including clerical employees, school assistants, boarding house staff, and grounds and maintenance staff.
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IEU Secretary John Quessy has released another video update regarding the progress of the new Enterprise Agreement for Catholic systemic schools. In the video Quessy states that "the Fair Work Commission has granted the Union's application for Protected Action Ballots" and "IEU is currently negotiating the timetable for those ballots with the Australian Electoral Commission."13 Sep 2017
Another letter has been distributed by Catholic Employers in the Lismore Diocese regarding the progress of the Enterprise Agreement.12 Sep 2017
Last night the FWC granted the IEU’s application for Protected Action Ballots in the 11 Catholic Dioceses.08 Sep 2017
Principals are invited to contribute to the IEU’s submission to the panel conducting the Review to Achieve Excellence in Australian Schools by Thursday 2 November.07 Sep 2017
The IEU looks forward to meeting with principal members at forthcoming gatherings.07 Sep 2017